Artists' Reserve Fund

Taking the next step.

A dancer’s career ends all too soon. Before the final curtain comes down, the Artists’ Reserve Fund ensures San Francisco Ballet dancers are able to pursue career transition goals while maintaining a full rehearsal and performance schedule. On average, more than 20 dancers receive financial grants from the Artists’ Reserve Fund each year.

The Leap Program

Many dancers take advantage of the Liberal Education for Arts Professionals (LEAP) program which makes it possible for them to receive a liberal arts education and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College. Courses are offered at convenient times and locations and the program’s flexibility encourages dancers to pursue individual interests and explore different disciplines.

Add Your Support

The Artists’ Reserve Fund is supported in three ways:

  1. Dancers contribute the salary of one performance on the War Memorial Opera House stage each season
  2. SF Ballet matches the dancers’ contributions
  3. The Fund is then expanded through donations from patrons like you

Please note that donations to the Artist Reserve Fund are fully tax-deductible. However, donations do not count toward membership in the Friends of SF Ballet or the Christensen Society.

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Please send a check made out to the "San Francisco Ballet Association" to:

The Artists’ Reserve Fund
San Francisco Ballet
Chris Hellman Center for Dance
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102